Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.
Prior to joining Moon River Studios, Bahlmann was CFO for Markmann Nutraceuticals, Inc. Markmann was a startup contract nutraceutical manufacturer that Bahlmann co-founded. Markmann’s success led to its acquisition less than 2 years after it opened its doors. Prior to that, Bahlmann was CFO for the private equity-owned Junior Sports Corporation, a junior sports training academy that boasts Hank Haney and Ivan Lendl as lead instructors.
“I am very excited to be on the Moon River Studios team and help this new company grow. I strongly believe that Moon River Studios will have a major positive impact on Effingham County and the surrounding region,” Bahlmann said.
“Steven has a proven track record as a CFO, where he has significantly improved financial operations and positioned companies for long-term success,” said Jake Shapiro, CEO of Moon River Studios. “We’re confident in Steven, and know that his leadership as part of our executive team will help propel us forward.”
Bahlmann earned his degree in accounting at the University of Northern Iowa, is a CPA and is a member of the AICPA. He spent the first five years of his career with McGladrey, LLP, a national accounting and consulting firm.
Moon River Studios, Inc., is a Georgia-based film production company. In 2013, the company entered into a lease agreement with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority whereby it has beneficial ownership of 1,560 acres of land in Effingham.
The company plans to construct motion picture studios and other related amenities on the property for film production. These facilities will include sound stages, production and post production offices, editing suites, warehouses, mills and set fabrication facilities.